Looking for a job can be hard! The good news is there is plenty of help available if you just know where to find it.
A great place to start.
Let’s talk about work
This booklet by the NDIS covers getting ready for employment, thinking about your goals for work, having a plan for when you leave school and finding the right employers. It also contains great tips for questions you might like to ask companies when you interview.
Finding, keeping and changing jobs
Part of the NDIS website, this page talks about how the NDIS can help you plan for work and includes a video of the various ways to getting a job.
Employment: taking the next step.
This blog post outlines how Leap in! and the NDIS can help you get a job and explains each of the relevant NDIS budget categories.
Finding a job.
Disability Employment Services
This list has all the service providers by state and region, including information on whether companies offer specialised services for example, listing jobs for people with mental health conditions.
Take a look at the Disability Employment Services fact sheets.
Job Access website
This is the government website that provides information, advice and resources on finding a job, financial support, training and development and how to talk about your disability at work.
Visit the Available Support page.
The Jobsearch website can help you find a job service provider that is right for you. Search by suburb/postcode or provider type.
Start your search for service providers now.
Ticket to work
Ticket to work prepares young people for the world of work, providing options and advice on how to transition from school to work when you have a disability.
The Endeavour Foundation offers full and part-time employment, training and personal development for people aged 15 years or older who have an intellectual disability. Locations include Queensland, Western Sydney and Victoria.
Find out more and register for disability employment services.
Preparing for work.
This program has some great resources for helping students with a disability to prepare for work experience. A combination of videos and step-by-step guides cover what to wear, personal care, safety, communication and visiting the workplace.
A blog post from Leap in! with some handy hints for getting job ready, like where to look and the importance of first impressions.
This article tackles the tricky topic of whether you should talk to your employer about your disability, as well as your rights and responsibilities when it comes to work.
Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking! Like anything, preparation is the key. Check out this article out for some tips on how to be more relaxed, get to know your co-workers and become familiar with your new workplace.
Leap in! is here to help.
If one of your NDIS goals is to get a job, Leap in! can help by connecting you with service providers in our network.
For more information, call the Leap in! Crew on 1300 05 78 78, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for Leap in! plan management online.